The win moved Spurs into the Premier League’s top four.
“It’s probably the best (game I have been involved in), not just because of the result, but because of the performance,” Defoe told Sky Sports.
“It was important to get off to a good start, and keep the intensity high. I thought the two midfielders, Tommo (Huddlestone) and Wilson (Palacios), were fantastic, as were the whole team.
“For the forwards that makes it easier, because you only have to make sure your movement is good.”